"Hurricane? Are there really hurricanes in Utah?" Well, no. This is Utah, not Florida. "How did the town get the name Hurricane?" Legend has it that one windy day in the 1860s Mormon leader Erastus Snow had a whirlwind blow the top off a buggy he was driving. He reportedly said, Well, that was a Hurricane. We'll name this the Hurricane Hill.
We do have some very windy days, especially during the winter, when there can be gusts over 50 miles per hour.
By the way, Hurricane is pronounced "Her-ah-kun" by the locals. Don't want you to sound like a tourist.
For an intimate look at Hurricane's history, visit the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park and Museum. You can take a walk to learn about the area's historic buildings and get directions to the Hurricane Canal Trail. The Museum is located at 35 West State Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.